Americans are often known by sight in other countries by their strikingly white teeth. This is because the U.S. has put an emphasis on oral health for many generations, earlier than many other nations. Now, that emphasis has evolved from overal oral health to being aesthetically pleasing too. The U.S. is also known for placing a significant amount of importance on how a person looks – in all aspects of their appearance. It really comes as no surprise then that cosmetic dentistry, like other cosmetic industries, are not only booming in the U.S., but often very high-priced. It’s for this reason that many Americans have discovered the value in traveling to Tijuana for cosmetic dentistry.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry involves making your teeth and, as a result, your smile look the best that it can. Certainly, some of the most commonly known methods of cosmetic changes to your teeth are teeth whitening strips or procedures. However, cosmetic dentistry offers much more than just teeth whitening. Generally, dentistry often involves fixing damaged teeth to improve oral health as well as your smile. Cosmetic dentistry goes further by including teeth whitening and teeth bonding procedures, restorations that are customized to blend in with the natural shade of your teeth, porcelain veneers, and dental implants.
What are the Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry?
The word “cosmetic” typically conveys superficiality, but did you know that cosmetic dentistry is about more than just “looks?” Your teeth really are meant to be straight. Unfortunately, genetics, poor care, and accidents can cause teeth to become damaged or crooked. Damaged and crooked teeth not only look unseemly, but can lead to tooth decay, infections, and periodontal disease. Procedures that may be considered cosmetic can also make it easier to brust and floss correctly by straightening teeth. Fixing damaged teeth that have been broken or cracked can stop potential infection in its tracks. Many of the procedures used in cosmetic dentistry last for many years with only routine maintenance, like regular brushing, flossing, and cleaning. Finally, a beautiful smile can boost your self-confidence so you can feel like the best you, yet!
What Do You Need to Know About Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist?
You probably already have an idea of what you’d like to change about your smile. If not, take some time to examine your smile and decide what is most important and less important to you. This is an important first step so you can explain to the cosmetic dentist what about your smile you’d like to change.
Referrals from friends or family members are always a great way to help you choose a cosmetic dentist. However, you might be the first of your social circle to consider going to Tijuana for cosmetic dentistry. You get to be the pioneer! This does mean you need to do your homework. Take time to research cosmetic dentists in the Tijuana area.
An experienced cosmetic dentist likely has photographs of their work they can show you – or possibly they even have some posted on their website! They should also be able to tell you about the cost of treatment, their experience level, and risks for the procedures.
Cosmetic Dentistry at Dental Image
Dr. Ariosto Manrique founded Dental Image and together he and his son, Dr. Cesar Manrique bring decades of experience to their practice. Both dentists are highly educated and members of several national and international associations and federations in the dental community. Dental Image uses the latest in technology to ensure the best care for their patients. Whether you’re looking for dental crowns, bridges, porcelain veneers, or dental restoration, the staff at Dental Image have you covered.